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Sgt_Kickaxe - 10:26 pm on Feb 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
UPDATE: GOOGLE SUED OVER SAFARIGATE
Things just got serious according to PCMag [pcmag.com...]
It looks like a quick "apology for doing nothing wrong" by adding code that knowingly bypassed user security settings wasn't enough and Google's now been sued by an individual in Illinois who is seeking class action status. Apparently several members of congress are also deeply interested. The actions are being viewed as "willfully and knowingly in violation of federal wiretapping laws", among other statutes.
"This practice may have violated the company's own stated privacy practices," Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) said."
Google is already under federal investigation in multiple countries on similar matters, this won't help.